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How to use iPhone hotspot

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Preliminary information

Prima di enter the live of the tutorial and spiegarti how to use iPhone hotspot, I believe it is appropriate to provide you with some preliminary information in this regard.

First, keep in mind that when you use your iPhone as a router, the browsing speed it will depend on the strength of the 3G / 4G / 5G signal received by the "iPhone by". Consequently, in areas where data network coverage is poor or otherwise not optimal, you may find it difficult to navigate online correctly. In this regard, you may find it useful to consult my guide on how to check the coverage of the cellular network of the main In your lenguagen operators.



As for i Costi, it is necessary to take into account the type of tariff plan subscribed. By now all the main tariffs for smartphone navigation include the tethering, i.e. sharing the connection with other devices, so you only pay for the standard data consumption. However, there may be special cases in which additional costs are foreseen. By virtue of this, I suggest you make sure of the services offered by your plan and your manager, perhaps asking for clarification from the relevant customer service, which you can contact by following the instructions contained in my guides relating to TIM, Vodafone, WINDTRE and Iliad.

How to use iPhone hotspot

At this point I would say that we are there: we can finally take action and find out how to configure e use the hotspot generated by the iPhone su computer, smartphone, tablet e various other devices. Find everything explained in detail below.

Set up hotspot on iPhone


To begin with, I want to explain to you how to set up hotspot on iPhone, or how to prepare the Apple smartphone for sharing the Internet connection.


The first step you need to take is to activate the data connection on your iPhone. To do this, take the "iPhone by", unlock it (if necessary) and select theSettings icon (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio) that you find on the home screen and / or in the App Library. Then, tap on the item Mobile phone e carries his ON the relative switch (if the option is disabled)

Now, go back to the main screen of Settings of iOS, touch the wording Personal hotspot e carries his ON l'interruttore che trovi accanto alla voce Allow others to log in, in order to activate the hotspot function. Then decide whether to activate the hotspot via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth o USB, responding to the warning that appears.

If you choose to enable hotspot over Wi-Fi, you can also customize the default password to protect the wireless network generated by your iPhone. To do this, tap on the item Wi-Fi Password present in the above screen, type the one you want to use in the field provided and tap on the wording end located at the top right. In this regard, I recommend, try to set a password that is sufficiently secure, following the instructions I gave you in my guide on the subject.


Please also note that the iPhone hotspot uses the 5 GHz Wi-Fi network by default. If the devices you need to connect to the iPhone do not support it, you can optionally use the 2,4 GHz band. to succeed, carry on ON l'interruttore accanto alla voce Optimize compatibility that you always find on the screen where you can activate the hotspot function.

As an alternative to how I explained above, you can enable the use of the hotspot via the Control Center. To do this, first recall the latter by swiping from top to bottom from the top right corner (if you have an iPhone with Face ID) or by swiping from bottom to top starting from the center (if you have an iPhone with Face ID). iPhone with Touch ID).


Next, tap on Cellular Data button (the one with theAntenna), so that from Grey you become green and that the data connection is activated, then make a long and firm press on the box in which it is included, so as to expand the relevant section and press on the Personal Hotspot button (I cheer with the chain) making it become colored.

In all cases, when one or more devices connect to the iPhone network, a blue color icon indicating the thing.

When you no longer need it, remember to deactivate the hotspot on the iPhone, by going to the section again Personal hotspot of the Settings of iOS and bringing up OFF l'interruttore accanto alla voce Allow others to log in. Alternatively, invoke the Control Center of iOS, expand the pane where the Cellular Data button and first Personal Hotspot button, so that it changes from green to gray.


How to use iPhone hotspot on Mac

After configuring the hotspot on your iPhone, you can finally connect to it with your devices to surf the Net. In this regard, let's find out how to use iPhone hotspot on Mac.

If you have chosen to use the hotspot via Wi-Fi, fai clic sull 'Control Center icon (Quella with i two switches) located at the top right of the screen, select the item Wi-Fi from the menu that opens, bring up ON l'interruttore Wi-Fi (if disabled) and select the item [name ]'s iPhone from the section Personal hotspot.


If you can't find the network generated by the iPhone, expand the menu Other networks and select the named network [name ]'s iPhone, then type the relative Password and it's done. If you want to make sure that the connection to the selected network occurs automatically the following times, also remember to check the box next to the item Remember this network in the password entry window.

As an alternative to what I have just indicated, you can connect to the hotspot generated by the iPhone with your Mac by clicking on theSystem Preferences icon (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio) that you find on Dock bar, then on the item Network in the window that opens, selecting the item Wi-Fi from the left sidebar and then the network name generated by the iPhone from the menu Network name.

I also inform you that you have an iPhone updated to iOS 8 or later and if the computer on which you intend to use the hotspot is a Mac released from 2012 onwards with macOS Yosemite or later versions installed, you don't necessarily have to activate the function for tethering to use the iPhone hotspot. In this case, in fact, if you enable Bluetooth on the iPhone and Mac as soon as the two devices are close to each other, in the list of Wi-Fi networks available on the Mac you will also find that of the iPhone. When you finish browsing, the hotspot will automatically turn off to save battery.

If you have an older iPhone and / or Mac, you can still use the Bluetooth, to use the hotspot, but in this case you will first have to worry about pairing the two devices, proceeding as I explained in my guide on how to activate Bluetooth.

If you prefer to use the iPhone hotspot via USB, connect the smartphone to the Mac via the Lightning cable supplied, then authorizes the device (if necessary) by answering affirmatively to the warnings that appear on the screen of the devices and that's it.

If proceeding as I indicated above you are unable to use the hotspot of your iPhone on Mac via USB, proceed as follows to remedy: access the section Network of the System Preference, select the voice USB iPhone from the left sidebar (if you don't see it, add it yourself by tapping the button capacitor positive (+) lead at the bottom left and choosing the appropriate option from the menu that opens), then deselect the option Disable if not neededclick your Apply and wait for the connection to be established.

How to use iPhone hotspot on PC

You have a Windows computer and, therefore, you would like to understand how to use iPhone hotspot on PC? I'll settle you immediately.

Stai using Windows 10 and you want to use the Wi-Fi network generated by the iPhone, click the Start button (I cheer with the pennant Microsoft) that you find at the bottom left on the taskbarselect the icon delle Settings (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio) present in the menu that opens d touch the wording Rete and Internet in the window that appears on the desktop.

Then click on the item Wi-Fi from the left sidebar, select the your iPhone's network name to the right and press on button to establish the connection, then type the associated password and wait for the connection to be made. If you want to ensure that the connection to the iPhone network occurs automatically the following times, also remember to check the appropriate option.

As an alternative to how I just indicated or if you are using one older Windows version, fai clic sull 'network icon (Quella with him cleats) that you find at the bottom right of the taskbar, next to the Windows clock, then select the named network [name ]'s iPhone, type the passkey in the text field Enter the network security key and then press the button NEXT.

You can also use the iPhone hotspot via Bluetooth. To do that, you have to combine the "iPhone by" to the computer using the Bluetooth settings of the PC, as I explained to you in my guide on how to pair two Bluetooth devices, you must then type on the iPhone the security code displayed on the computer and connect the iPhone to the PC, as I explained to you in my guide.

Want to connect your Windows PC to iPhone hotspot via USB? Then connect the smartphone to the computer via the Lightning cable supplied, then start up iTunes (if you haven't already downloaded and installed it on your computer, you can fix it by reading my guide on the subject) authorizes the device (if necessary) by responding affirmatively to the warnings that appear on the screen of the devices and by entering the unlock code on the iPhone, finally wait for the connection to be established. Easier than that?

How to use iPhone hotspot on smartphones and tablets

Would you like to be able to use iPhone hotspot on smartphones and tablets, but don't know how to do it? Don't worry, I can help you with that too. In fact, below you will find explained how to establish the connection via Wi-Fi da Android and iOS / iPadOS, then from another Apple mobile device.

  • To use iPhone hotspot on Android, sfiora l 'Settings icon (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio) that you find on the home screen and / or in the drawer, select the item Wireless and Networks and then that Wi-Fi and move up ON l'interruttore accanto alla voce Wi-Fi. From the list that appears below, in the section Networks available, select the named network [name ]'s iPhone, type the relevant password in the field Password and press pulsating Connect. However, keep in mind that the information I have just given you may differ depending on the brand and model of smartphone, as well as the version of Android used.
  • To use iPhone hotspot on iOS / iPadOSselect l 'Settings icon (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio) that you find on the home screen and / or in the app Library, tap on the item Wi-Ficarry your ON the switch on the next screen, selects the named network [name ]'s iPhone, type the relative Password in the appropriate field and press on the item Log in.

How to use iPhone hotspot for Smart TV

Your "iPhone by" can also act as a router for other types of devices. In this regard, if you are interested in understanding how to use iPhone hotspot for Smart TV, I inform you that this is not only feasible, but it is also quite simple to implement.

You can do this by choosing to enable the use of the Wi-Fi for the hotspot and then accessing the connectivity settings of your smart TV, selecting the named network from them [name ]'s iPhone and typing the relative Password when required.

Unfortunately, I can't be more specific on what to do, as the steps to take may differ depending on the smart TV model used. In any case, if you need further explanations you can consult my guide dedicated to how to connect the TV to Wi-Fi, not to mention that you can search Google for the user manual of your television set or any other useful information in this regard, using keyword of the type user manual [make and model Smart TV] or Internet connection [make and model Smart TV].

Finally, I would like to point out that the iPhone hotspot can also be used to connect to the Internet all those devices usually used to transform TVs that are not smart TVs into smart TVs. I refer to all the various set-top box e dongle on the market, such as Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV boxes.

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